his visit. >> this is a difficult balancing act. on the one hand he needed to address the expectations of algerians, many of whom wanted to hear a french president say sorry for the colonial era, but on the other hand, he had to bear in mind hundreds of thousands of french people who themselves think they are victims of the war of independence, namely the people who have lived there for generations as refugees. we have spoken to people on both sides of the equation. the people we spoke to say they think he achieved that and act white addressing the truth and what happened but not necessarily using that word, sorry.